Queen Sonja opens her own glass art collection

Queen Sonja opened his own glass art collectionOslo.Queen Sonja opened his own glass art collection. Photo: Vidar Ruud / NTB scanpix

Queen Sonja opened her exhibition ‘Smakebiter’ this Thursday at the Dronning Josephone gallery in the Oscarshall in Bygdøy.

The Queen expressed her feelings by saying that she finds glass art fascinating. Part of the exhibition that opened on Thursday is a selection of the queens own glass art collection.

‘Glass art is a difficult medium. I have tried it myself, and know from experience how fast a piece of glass can turn into a thousand pieces’, says the Queen in her opening speech. It is the first time that Queen Sonja shows a part of her own glass art collection to the public. ‘My private collection consists of glass of all kinds; series, unica, used class and objects that are primarily selected for their beauty and uniqueness’, she explains.

The art is collected and presented in collaboration with glass artist Ulla-Mari Brantenberg, who was also present at the opening. The glass art exhibition is shown at the Gallery Josephine and in the lystslottet in the Oscarshall, and is open for the public from May 13 to September 11, 2016.

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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